Jillian Carpenter, owner of Carrie’s Closet in Plainview, dressed in...

Jillian Carpenter, owner of Carrie’s Closet in Plainview, dressed in trendy items sold at the store. Photo Credit: Carrie’s Closet Credit: Carrie’s Closet

“Rock 'n roll boho with sprinkles of classic cool” is how the owner of Carrie’s Closet, Jillian Carpenter, describes the things sold at her “destination” shop. There, music is always playing; mimosas are sometimes flowing — she wants customers to feel they’re with friends and have left their troubles at the door.

“You’ll walk into an ‘industrial hippie’ haven,” Carpenter says of the store located in a warehouse space in an industrial park in the middle of Plainview. “I’m a firm believer that you can change someone’s entire day with how you choose to interact … When you’re here you can let go and lighten up.”

The store opened in 2016, and Carpenter continued the name of the original owner. But it’s been  evolving since she took over in 2019 to reflect hervision.

“Our girl is the one that comes in wanting something different — whether it’s for a date night, a concert, a trip to Nashville or just loungewear,” the Amity Harbor resident says. “We’re everything from tie-dye to ditsy print, night-out to band tees, retro to modern. And there’s our denim collection — I like to think I brought that focus to the shop. What’s more rock ‘n roll than denim?”

If you don’t want to make the trip to the store, Carpenter offers live sales. “You can shop with us Wednesday nights on Instagram and Facebook,” she explains. “I try things on, you ask fit questions, add things to a virtual shopping cart, and pick it up in-store or have it shipped to you.”

Besides clothing, Carrie’s Closet has shoes, hats, jewelry and bags, as well as one-of-a-kind upcycled new pieces from the shop that Carpenter gives a distressed or different look using dye, bleach, paint or embellishments.

For fall, there are soft, plaid flannels, hoodies with mixed-fabric panels sewn in, retro florals and color-blocking. “We’re in love with prints and textures,” Carpenter says. “If you’re a sucker for ‘weird’ little details that make things feel special, then fall/winter ’22 is going to be the epitome of fun.”

Prices range from $10 for basic bandeaus to funky jackets for $90. The store is located at 49 South Mall in Planview and is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. Fall hours may change to include additional shopping times; 516-586-6533, shopcarries.com.